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Coronavirus - information for students, apprentices and employers

Due to the closure of college we are unable to accept paper applications for our courses. Applications can only be made online.

If you are unable to make an online application, please call 07989315794 or 07957543886 to make your application over the phone.


Due to a reduction in students accessing college, bus services will be restricted on the days that the college is open (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday). The following services will continue to run – bus 10 (morning and evening), bus 4 (morning and evening), bus 12 (morning only including a pick-up at Farm Foods on Oak Tree Lane) and bus 8 (evening only including a drop-off at Farm Foods on Oak Tree Lane).

Special transport will continue to operate. Any student who has been allowed to access college and needs to access a different bus service please contact us on 0800 100 3626 or

Adult Education and University-level Open Evening - Vision West Nottinghamshire College - Mansfield

Adult Education and University-level Open Evening

Thursday 7 May 2020 | 5.30pm - 7:30pm
Vision University Centre (NG18 5BH)

What to expect

Whether you’re returning to education, want to take your qualifications higher, or simply ready to try something new, our adult education and university-level open evening is for you.

This open evening is designed to give those aged 19+ all the information they will need about our courses, from entry-level to university-level, both full-time and part-time, to help them make the right choices to support their career ambitions. This could include a community course, work-based learning, a professional qualification, a full-time course (including GCSEs and A Levels) and even a degree.

  • Meet our tutors – They’re passionate about the subjects they teach and are happy to answer your questions!
  • Find your feet – Open evenings are a great chance to get a first glimpse at life at college – particularly good if you’ve been out of education for a while.
  • Apply on the night – Our friendly staff are on-hand to help you fill out an application form and answer questions you may have about finance etc.
  • Helps you to make a decision – Undecided about what you’d like to do next? Our careers team are usually available to speak to on the night, as well as tutors and/or current students.
  • Share the experience – Bring along family and friends so they too can get an idea of what life is like at West Notts!

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University-level Courses

Delivered by The Guardian’s first university of the year, Nottingham Trent University (NTU), you can study a range of university-level courses at our Vision University Centre in Mansfield. NTU have launched a range of foundation degree courses, which you can study in Mansfield, with all courses having the option to top-up to full degree level. This collaboration is a ground-breaking route to an NTU education, which brings you teaching excellence and a passion for success for all students.

You can study courses in business, computing, criminal justice, education, health and social care, sport and exercise science, working with children, young people and families

The centre provides students with state-of-the-art facilities including modern learning spaces, IT suites, a learning resource centre, a 100-seat lecture theatre and science laboratories.

NTU will join us at the open day so you can find out more about the Higher Education courses on offer from September 2020.

Access to University Courses

Not quite ready for university? Our Access to University courses can get you university ready in just one year. Access to University courses can be studied in a number of subjects including business and law, nursing, science, sport and teaching – and help you to get the skills, qualifications and confidence needed to move on to Higher Education in your chosen area.

Professional Qualifications

If you’re looking for specific skills to help you move on in your career, or into something new, we offer a range of professional accredited courses including accounting, HR and purchase and supply. Some pick and mix options are available for you to select exactly the units you need to enhance your skills.

Community Courses

The college offers a number of short courses at over 50 venues across Nottinghamshire which run throughout the year. Many of our community learners choose to study on a course with us to make friends, gain new skills, explore their interests further or gain important skills including First Aid. Courses range from photography, to crafts, learning languages, and more and vary in length.

Full-time Courses

Our full-time courses begin in September, and provide students with specific skills across a number of vocations. Our courses range from entry-level to Level 3, with a real focus on employability and getting you ready for a career. Subject areas include business, care and education, computer science, construction, creative arts, engineering, hair and beauty, health and care, hospitality and catering, science, sport and uniformed public services and travel and tourism.

We also offer A Levels at the college’s exclusive sixth form centre.

Getting here

The Vision University Centre is located at the Derby Road campus within close proximity to Mansfield train station. Bus and taxi services are also available. There is ample parking on-site.

Vision University Centre
Derby Road
NG18 5BH

When you arrive

Make your way to the main reception of the university centre where you will be greeted by our friendly staff who will provide you with our latest course guide that contains plenty of useful information. The team will be around throughout the night should you need further assistance.

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Why choose West Notts?

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98.8% A Level pass rate in 2019

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Best A Level provider in Mansfield and Ashfield for student progress*

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction**

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area

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£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
**Learner Exit Survey 2017/18
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